February 2018, arsenal cinema

Big cinema, small cinema #18: Circles, spirals and stones

CIRCLE PHASES, 2018

A spiraling spiral; a triangular shape comes into the picture; a circle that emerges and collapses. Can films be told without a plot?

Just as some painters have tried to make do without objects or composers without tonality, filmmakers have over and over again tried to eschew plot. In OPUS 2 (G 1921) and OPUS 3 (G 1924) by Walter Ruttmann, the main characters are geometrical shapes and their movements. In Hans Richter’s FILMSTUDIE (G 1926), people, faces and constructed objects appear while in Mary Ellen Bute's short film ESCAPE (USA 1937)and Lara Faroqhi’s CIRCLE PHASES (G 2018) the idea is to use pictures to make visible musical works. We want to explore whether stories can be told even if there is no real plot. (af) (11.2., for all those aged 8 and above)

arsenal cinema: Big cinema, small cinema #18: Circles, spirals and stones

04:00 pm Cinema 1


Opus 2 & Opus 3

Filmstudie

Escape

One & Eye Blink

Circle Phases

*Opus 2 & Opus 3 Walter Ruttmann Germany 1921 & 1924
16 mm without dialogue 6 min
*Filmstudie Hans Richter Germany 1926
16 mm without dialogue 4 min
*Escape Mary Ellen Bute USA 1937
16 mm without dialogue 6 min
*One & Eye Blink Yoko Ono USA 1966
16 mm without dialogue 5 & 1 min
Circle Phases Lara Faroqhi Germany 2018
Digital file without dialogue 10 min

Lara Faroqhi in person Moderated by Anna Faroqhi and Haim Peretz Aged 8 and above
arsenal cinema:

06:00 pm Cinema 1


Hirnhexen

Hase und Igel

*Hirnhexen Ula Stöckl FRG 1972 16 mm 45 min
Ula Stöckl in person, Moderated by Toby Ashraf
*Hase und Igel Ula Stöckl FRG 1974
With Claudia Rückert 16 mm 60 min

Ula Stöckl in person, Moderated by Bärbel Freund, Thomas Mauch
arsenal cinema: Magical History Tour
 – Lost Films Found

07:30 pm Cinema 2


A tolonc

A tolonc The Undesirable
Mihály Kertész (Michael Curtiz) Hungary 1914
DCP English IT 63 min

arsenal cinema: Ula Stöckl Retrospective

08:30 pm Cinema 1


Haben Sie Abitur?

Neun Leben hat die Katze

*Haben Sie Abitur? Ula Stöckl FRG 1967 35 mm 17 min
*Neun Leben hat die Katze Ula Stöckl FRG 1968
With Kristine Deloup DCP 86 min

Ula Stöckl in person, Moderated by Bärbel Freund